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Restoring Flood-Damaged Pianos
By D. L. Bullock

Texas Floods Damage Pianos

Dear Ed,  I would be happy to restore the flood-damaged pianos.  Many
of them are fully restorable.  I have just finished one 88-note tiger
oak that went through 5 feet of Hurricane Andrew tidal swells.  It
turned out beautifully.  It does have a few veneer spots that can be
found but are not seen.

I am presently doing a Wheelock Ampico B that went through a radiator
explosion in the bedroom above the piano caused by 12 below zero temps
and sat gushing 10 days.  It was very bad -- 20 keys needed gluing back
together at their seams.

Most flood damage is restorable, it just costs more.  With the high
dollar these instruments are bringing these days, it is finally worth
the extra expense.  My shop is available to those owners who thought
their instrument was hopeless.  I would also like to have any
flood-damaged parts that might be recycled into another instrument
someday.  I am not afraid of most water-damaged players or pianos.

The Piano World line is "Restoring the Unrestorable."

D. L. Bullock    Piano World    St. Louis

(Message sent Thu 22 Oct 1998, 13:37:41 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Flood-Damaged, Pianos, Restoring

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